Archive of poetry

Kalliope is a database containing old Danish poetry and associated biographical data. The goal is no less than to collect all of the older Danish poetry, but until then, Kalliope will contain a representative and still growing selection. Kalliope also contains poetry in English and other languages, but primarily as reference material to the Danish collection.
The English version of Kalliope released today. Hvis du ser denne engelske side og ønsker den danske, skal du klikke for flaget nederst på siden.

 Small, busy flames play through the fresh laid coals,
     And their faint cracklings o'er our silence creep
     Like whispers of the household gods that keep
 A gentle empire o'er fraternal souls.
 And while, for rhymes, I search around the poles,
     Your eyes are fix'd, as in poetic sleep,
     Upon the lore so voluble and deep,
 That aye at fall of night our care condoles.
 This is your birth-day, Tom, and I rejoice
     That thus it passes smoothly, quietly.
 Many such eves of gently whisp'ring noise
     May we together pass, and calmly try
 What are this world's true joys, - ere the great voice,
     From its fair face, shall bid our spirits fly.
 November 18, 1816

John Keats
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